College Football Player Ends Press Conference Asking Fans to Think of the Victims of Hurricane Matthew
Myles Garrett is a defensive end for the currently undefeated Texas A&M Aggies.
The 20-year-old and expected first-round draft pick, was a major factor in his team's overtime win against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday night.
However, instead of ending his post-game press conference on a note about their big win, Garrett instead talked about the victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Garrett asked the people listening to pray for those affected by the storm:
“I’d like to say one more thing:
For all those affected with Hurricane Matthew, I wanted to say can you give whatever you have supporting and praying for them — those in Florida and those in Haiti. Can you just pray for them and support Mission of Hope, and know their endeavors — they’re trying to pursue not only prayers, but them going out, actively helping them getting clothes, getting food, getting water for those who are without electricity or without anything right now — without a home that’s just got blown away or washed away in the hurricane, so if you can support them...
You know, show some love. Maybe send some letters, send some money, maybe send some clothes you don’t need or canned food, it would be much appreciated. It would go a long way.”
Mission of Hope is a Christian organization supporting the people of Haiti. The organization serves orphanages, churches, and schools throughout the country.
877 people in Haiti and 16 people in the United States have died as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
According to The New York Times, Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it hit both North Carolina and Virginia early Sunday morning.
To donate to Mission of Hope, text “@mohhaiti” to 52014 or make an online donation.